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How to install Windows XP software,..... in Windows 7

This is a short guide on how to install the Windows XP compatible Driver or Software/application on Windows 7 system. There are many applications and hardwares which are not compatible with Windows 7. For example, many old machines/computers don't have drivers to run all the hardwares on Windows 7. Of course, most drivers have been updated by the respective manufacturers, but still there are numerous left out.
In this demonstration, I am going to use CDS/ISIS for Windows (Winisis) as the software which isn't compatible with Windows 7. I don't mean you should install this to perform the steps, but I am only taking Winisis as an example, the steps should be more or less similar and I do hope that readers will definitely understand to perform following the steps below.

Step. 1. First of all, download or save the driver/software/application setup file i.e. install usually named as "setup.exe" on your computer. You can create a folder or you can simply save the file on your Desktop. The setup file may have different names, but that's not the matter as long as you can identify which one to run. Now locate the setup.exe file, in the below example, it's "Winisis15_3".






Step. 2. Right click the setup file, and click "Properties" from the right-click drop down menu.








Step. 3. The properties "Dialog box" will pop up, cick the "Compatibility" tab.




Step. 3. Now on the "compatibility" section, click select the check box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and click the tab just below the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", from the drop-down list, select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"



Step. 4. Now, select the "Run this program as Administrator", cick "Apply" and then "Ok" to close the Window.






Step. 5. Go to the folder where the setup file is saved, double-click to run, the Window 7 "User Account Control" warning message dialog box will pop up (if it's not disabled) click "Yes"



and follow the onscreen instructions to install the software/driver/application. The install steps will proceed ahead without any problem. Once the install is completed, restart your computer for the changes to take effect. You do not need to restart after every install, but if you are prompted to restart, do so.


Cheers!! You now have windows xp driver/software/application installed on Windows 7. Thanks for dropping by :).

NB. You can also perform this on Windows Vista to install Windows XP driver.

*Please leave comments for issues related Windows 7, I am ready to share with you all and am also glad to learn from you too..

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